News Release

Verizon Wireless Opens New Store in Manhasset, New York

Company's Seventh Retail Location Opens in Nassau

May 10, 2004

David Samberg
David.Samberg@VerizonWireless.com
845-365-7212Robin B. Nicol
908-789-4719

MANHASSET, NY — In response to the growing demand for the company's products and services, Verizon Wireless has opened its newest Communications Store in Manhasset. The company also owns and operates six other retail locations in Nassau County including stores in Westbury, Roosevelt Field, Massapequa, Hicksville, Rockville Center and Valley Stream. Located at 1530 Northern Boulevard, next to Barnes and Noble, the new store is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The company continues to expand its retail presence to meet the growing demand for its wireless products and services, and to make wireless shopping more convenient for customers. In the first quarter 2004, Verizon Wireless added 1.4 million net new customers and now serves 39 million customers nationwide.

"Customers choose Verizon Wireless because they want service on the nation's largest, most reliable wireless network," said Store Manager Edwina Cressy. "They know the value of wireless service you can count on."

Every year since its launch, Verizon Wireless has invested more than any other US wireless provider — more than $4 billion annually — to maintain and expand its high quality network nationwide. In the New York Metro area, Verizon Wireless has invested nearly $1 billion in its wireless network during the past three years to double capacity to handle calls and to make available wireless data services such as picture messaging, text messaging, high speed Internet connections through NationalAccess and Get It Now® service which offers downloadable ring tones and games.

The Manhasset Communications Store is one of 70 retail locations Verizon Wireless owns and operates in the New York Metro area.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 39 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.

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